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Gianluca Miscione – Smartcontracts and smartcities, displacing power through authentication?

On May 18th Dr. Gianluca Miscione, lecturer at University College Dublin, delivered a Programmable City seminar on the topics of planning and distributed systems of authentication.

The talk was very well-received and attended. This video of the event offers an account of automation of authentication, blockchain and the novel forms of ‘sociation’ smart contracts
entangle with.

Seminar: “Smartcontracts and smartcities, displacing power through authentication?”

We are delighted to have Dr. Gianluca Miscione as a guest speaker on Wednesday 18th May at 3pm, Iontas Building, room 2.31 for the fourth of our Programmable City seminars this year.

Gianluca Miscione joined the group of Management Information Systems at the School of Business of University College Dublin in June 2012. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor in Geo-Information and Organization at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems and Organization from the Sociology Department of the University of Trento, in collaboration with the Sociology Department of Binghamton University New York and the School of International Service of American University in Washington DC. While at the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, he broadened his research on information infrastructures on the global scale. Gianluca conducted and contributed to research in Europe, Latin America, India, East Africa, and on the Internet. The focus remained on the interplay between technologies and organizing processes with a specific interest on innovation, development, organizational change and trust.

Gianluca will be talking about organizing processes related to automation of authentication in “smart contracts” exploring what novel forms of ‘sociation’ smart contracts entangle with.